Monday

MCM: MAZI'NO APPEAL

Monday is here again. *whoop whoop* It's always an amazing time getting to pick the brains of people doing great stuff and an even more amazing time sharing the content with you guys.
Today's MCM is a person who is usually heard before seen. In fact, I think I can bet that if you're reading this, you've probably heard his voice before. He has voiced countless commercial jingles and is currently the main voice behind Ebonylife TV's montages. 
Our MCM today is Mazi'no Appeal Ofoh,  a voice over artist, TV personality, writer and he combines all this with a corporate job.How interesting!


Hi MaZi'no!


1) You are a voice over artist and TV Host; has this always been a dream AND how does it feel being on this path?

MAZI'NO: Well it feels great! But by that I mean the Voice over artist bit. I’ve never really come to terms with being on TV. I still get reminded from time to time like “Hey, aren’t you that guy on TV?” TV for me was really not part of the journey I set out to take. I had run away from it for so long. But, I think I enjoy that too, by virtue of the people I work with. What I really miss is the privacy that comes with being on Radio. That seems like such a long time ago now.

2) If you were to have a perfect day, tell us 3 things that must happen on that day?

MAZI'NO: Ha ha! A good laugh, Long open road trips on my bike and the thought that I have a family that loves me. That last bit is what keeps the sanity.

3) Is there something in your industry that you wish or want to change?

MAZI'NO: You’d have to be specific what industry though… I do have a corporate job you know. But if you are referring to the voice over industry, I wish we could get the respect and pay our international counterparts get. It is beginning to happen, but we need more.



4) What inspires you?

MAZI'NO: Life; That there is so much out there yet undone. And ability; that I can do it. 
And then there is the FEAR of failure. I dread that.

5)If you could voice any popular animated character, which would be top on your list?

MAZI'NO: (Laughs) Groot! I don’t have to say much, and then I get paid!

6) Please inspire us this Monday; what's one advice/mantra that you hold very dearly?

MAZI'NO: Escape. Be more you. Do more you. Never be pressured by people. Love life within the limits of it; It was meant to be enjoyed.

7) What’s on your mind today?

MAZI'NO: A road trip with my wife; Reignite the passion we have for each other. I just set the dates. Wanna come? On second thoughts, No! Three is a crowd.

LOL. Interesting interview right? Catch up with Mazino here :

Stay Inspired!
Anjola.

Saturday

O Come on! I'm with Rachel! Why did Peter go on The Bachelorette if he was NOT going to propose?

The more i watch 'The Bachelorette', the angrier i become.
Not at Rachel ( and i will tell you why i think a lot of people are mad at Rachel later), but at Peter.


Peter, o my....
From like the 2nd episode in, you were my guy. I was #TeamPeter.
Not only are you hot (Mr A please don't read this), but you are just like a great guy it seems. I mean, we can only know so much from a tv show but that's how you came across.
So i was #TeamPeter and i kept wanting you to get another solo date.

It was obvious to a lot of people that Rachel liked Bryan. Obvious. Not only did he get the first impression rose, but he also got so many solo dates, and one of the best ones (like when he got the watch).


I thought it was Bryan's show to lose, but that i wanted it to be you so badly.

Until you started saying you were not ready to propose.
For me, i was like, do you know what show this is?
It is called, 'The Bachelorette'.
A woman comes on the show and meets a lot of men and then picks one that she wants. He proposes (hopefully), and they ride off into the sunset.

You do know that right?
So why would you come on, keep saying you were not sure, but then stay on, and then act like you were the hurt one?


I know you were probably hurt. But Peter, Rachel was on the show to find a husband.
She said it from Day 1. She was clear and not in anyway ambigious. I mean, she had been on 'The Bachelor' so this was someone who knew what she wanted.
And this is why i think some people are mad at Rachel.


People are angry that a 32 year old woman, knows what she wants and goes for what she wants. Women are supposed to be irrational or emotional right? Not clinical? You guys want a romantic novel where the girl picks 'love'.
So why do we think it is not love because it did not hurt? Have we been conditioned to accept that the only time love is worth it is when it first makes us cry? Why can't it be as simple as someone who knows what she wants, chooses someone who knows what he wants, has been clear about it from Day 1, and did not make her cry?

Rachel Lindsay, you did good. Don't let them tell you otherwise!

Tuesday

#ShopTosyn 3 cool ways to get away with rocking Shorts, to Work!

Hi all,
Did you have a good weekend? I did, mostly.

While i was looking through pictures for what to post on instagram earlier this morning, i went past a couple of my 'shorts' pictures. I do love shorts and i wear them to work, for meetings and conferences, when i travel, to hang outs... Now i work in Media and Entertainment so it is fine in my case but not everyone can get away with wearing shorts to work, or school.

I wore this to host my Tosyns Buzz Live show at Pulse


Or can you?

Check out three things to note if you do want to rock shorts to work!

This has been one of my favourite pairings. This was for work at the radio station and then off to host TBL


1. Know your office culture
Some offices allow you wear anything any day, while others are more relaxed on Fridays only. Whatever it is, find out so that when you do rock those shorts, you are not also rocking your way into a suspension!

2. The length, colour and fabric choice matter
The truth with most clothes is, it is not just what they are called, but also how they are presented.
For the office or a more formal environment, look for longer shorts or culottes (a little above knee length), go for neutrals and darker colours like black and grey, and stay away from fabric like lycra!

This is re-rock chic right here, taking the shirt from one look and pairing with shorts from another for the #YoutubeNG training

But what is a Tosyn without her hat?


3. Pair them right!
What you wear WITH the shorts is just as important as the shorts too. Aim for a dressy top, white shirt, and jackets which are always great at turning anything including leggings, into office wear so a cute jacket would also work.
For shoes, if you go for flats, make it the less casual type, so a pair of brogues or loafers, and if you like heels, remember not too high.
Style your hair properly and use minimal accessories and you are good to go!

When the patterns clash but clash so well!

These are more short cullotes and i love how versatile they are

This is actually a play suit underneath the jacket but same effect. This was more for a night event though


Which of my 'shorts to work' look do you like the most?
A, B, C, D, E, F or G?
Vote below!

A

B

C

D

E

F

G




Sunday

#REVIEW Casper and Gambinis' delivery service is my best experience so far!

Do you have a favourite place to order take aways from?



Sometimes i feel like ordering food is a 'my order is in Your Hands o Lord' type of gamble in Lagos because these are some of the experiences i have had (and don't like).
- Ordering at 2pm. Then at 4pm being told what i ordered was not available.
- Ordering from a restaurant i had eaten at before, only to find out their delivery food somehow lost taste and presentation in transit
- Getting my food (and the big bill), but no cutlery...

This is why, first time i ordered from Caspers & Gambini , i kept saying, "o my i should have done this sooner".

What i look for in a good delivery is
- the ease of ordering ( i ordered via HelloFood)
- politeness and punctuality
- well packaged meals
- food that looks AND tastes good

That is where Casper & Gambini shines.




My chicken wings and salad arrived in SEPARATE branded packaging. The order came with utensils, salt and napkins.

How did the food taste?
It was delicious! It was so delicious that i finished the salad at one sitting, and once i tasted one chicken wing, there was no saving anything for later.

I am going to order from them again for sure. By the way, while researching them, i saw that SisiYemmie had eaten at the restaurant twice before and she had done a  review

Saturday

Do you know you can watch the NBA Team Africa .v. Team World game live courtesy Kwesé FREE Sports app

Africa’s most loved and only Free Sports channel, Kwesé Free Sports, now has an app and you can stream Kwesé Free Sports channel on your smartphone or tablet and enjoy tonight's NBA Africa Game in 2 simple steps!



STEP 1
• INSTALL the Kwesé Free Sports app, wait for it to download and automatically install!

STEP 2
• Press play on the top image on LIVE tab to watch the channel live and select the LIVE channel to catch the NBA Africa game 🏀 live from 16:00 CAT today!

See? Easy and Simple.
If you do need some help, you can contact them on Facebook: www.facebook.com/watchkwese.
Twitter: www.twitter.com/watchkwese or email them on help@kwese.com.
Hashtags to use are  #NBAafrica #NBAAfricaGame #KweseNBA.


Team World .v. Team Africa game will be played at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Earlier this year, the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) had announced Kwesé Sports, as official partner of the NBA Africa Game 2017.

Other partners include, Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa, Castle Lite, General Electric, Solektra International, Marriott International and 947. The partner roster represents the most ever for the NBA in Africa.

Some of the NBA players to watch out for include Bismack Biyombo (Democratic Republic of the Congo) and Emmanuel Mudiay (Democratic Republic of the Congo) and CJ McCollum (Portland Trail Blazers).

By the way, do you know Thierry Henry is currently in South Africa for the game?


 Anyway, don't be left out; download and log into the new Kwesé App and watch Live NBA action for free at the click of a button.

 Download the Android app at Google Play, or the iOS version at the App Store! The game will air LIVE in sub-Saharan Africa on Kwesé’s TV, internet and mobile platforms, including Kwesé Free Sports, Kwesé Sports, select free-to-air channels, Kwesesports.com, and the Kwesé app.

For a unique business opportunity apply to become a Kwesé dealer.

To enjoy a selection of live channels, viewers in Africa can download the Kwesé App for iOS or Android and register for free

Wednesday

ShopTosyn ReRock (ing) those blue shorts i bought randomly

When i first saw this pair of blue shorts at the store, i thought they looked odd. And yet i tried them on. And once i did, i couldn't take them off; practically left the store in them!
I had gone into the store to look for a dress by the way, so impulse buying anyone?

I am glad i bought them though because it has become a staple of my wardrobe and one of my most versatile buys.

The reason i love the shorts are because 1, they are blue which somehow helps it to pop other colours off, 2, they are very comfortable, and 3, they are shorts. I love shorts. They are the best fashion item after a good pair of jeans and shoes. Lol.

I have worn them a couple of times since i first got them- to work, for a casual dinner with friends, to the #YoutubeNG training and more but i will only show you 4 ways to style them here.


I wore this to host my weekly show on Pulse Nigeria, 'Tosyns Buzz Live'. 
This was about being comfy, and fun.


Here i kept a monochrome theme of blue and maroon.


You can see i love pairing this with white! For the #YoutubeNG training, i did a white shirt, and also a pair of white Tash shoes and my earrings.


Blue and Brown? Why not?!

WCW: FOLU STORMS AND THE MYSTERY BEHIND HER NAME

Wednesdays are very special to me and I'm not sure why, maybe it's because I was born on Wednesday; But then again my heart isn't satisfied with that explanation so I'll just say I don't know why! I love Wednesdays and our WCW today has just has me ecstatic. So much knowledge and enthusiasm in one person. Folu Storms is an actor, host and and explorer. Enjoy!




1)      You’re an OAP and TV Presenter; is media/communication something you’ve always been passionate about?

FOLU: I guess I've always been passionate about communicating and being an advocate. I didn't know media was were I would end up as I'm a barrister and practiced the law for a short time before making the transition. I have always wanted to make a difference in the lives of people and one day I realised media could help me do that in a way the law could not.

2)      How did you get the 'Storms' in your name?

FOLU: The "Storms" pseudonym was born out of a love for water and a fascination with Yoruba Mythology. The understanding that God is in nature and the power of the waters even through storms held a special attraction for me. I chose a name specifically for media that reflected that.



3)      What’s the weirdest/most unusual type of music you listen to?

FOLU: Haha I think people are surprised by my eclectic taste in music. I don't consider any music weird but it's surprising to some that I enjoy a bit of heavy metal, classical music (Rachmaninoff or Tchaikovsky are my personal favourites) I'm a big fan of cinematic type of music ( Think Josh Groban and Nigerian artists like Lindsey Abudei and Some Bemyoda). I love blues, and I can get down with country music too. Lol nothing is off limits...except maybe trance music... I'm not sure I'm really on that train yet.


4)      Tell us one thing about you that people aren’t usually quick to believe.

FOLU: I am afraid of heights and scared of flying. That one usually throws people off considering my lifestyle choices :-)

5)      What's one thing you hope to have achieved by the time you're 50?
FOLU: To have nurtured and raised my own loving and supportive family while attaining my career goals.


6)      What inspires you?

FOLU: Life. It sounds cheesy but I am inspired by life everyday, the surprises it brings. I don't have any two days that are the same and each day is an opportunity to learn from people around me and the successes and failures of that moment. I am most inspired by the many small moments which woven together form the gorgeous tapestry of our lives and I am committed to living out each moment with joy and gratitude so help me God.

7)      Anything on your mind this Wednesday?

FOLU: This Wednesday, giving is on my mind. "Givers never lack". Often, we take this to mean money but giving of yourself and your time and whatever it is you have that you can give at that moment could make all the difference to another. Give a smile. Give a joke. Give some old shoes, give advice. Give a little this Wednesday.

******
This was quite a long read, possibly the longest we've had on this segment but I learnt a lot and i'm definitely going to start giving more starting today! Oh I love Lindsey Abudei too. I should interview her. *fingers crossed.
Stay inspired!

Monday

MCM: THEOPHILUS KING

Hi guys!
Happy monday. Our MCM is someone I respect and whose work i greatly admire. He spit some major truths in this interview that legit made me woke. You'll get what I'm saying as you continue.
(PS: This isn't me trying to be gangster or something lol) Enjoy my chat with filmmaker, Theophilus King,



  1) You’re the founder of Lost Dreams AFRICA, how has the entrepreneurial journey been so far?

THEO: Lost Dreams Africa, It's been so crazy and we've not even started yet. Being an entrepreneur is dangerous & risky but somebody 'gotta do it. The good thing is you get to skip many levels and make your own rules so it's all you & God walking hand in hand, It's been so great, wouldn't do it any other way.

2)      What’s the best and worst feedback you’ve ever received from your works and how did they make you feel?
THEO:  Best feedback: when friends call me when my content is on TV and we scream together, no better feeling
Worst feedback: my communication sucks, need to fix that

{Oh yea, it took almost a month to get this interview done ;( }
3)      Tell us one thing you have in mind before directing any video?
The Viewer. Always the viewer not even the Artist, i just wanna give the viewer such a good time. It’s like planning for a guest coming over & from the type of content or music you can measure the kind of guests.

4)      What’s the most embarrassing situation you’ve ever been in?
I feel like every embarrassing situation is a time to Shine, so I barely feel embarrassed from situations I put myself in & if I do, I correct it immediately.

5)      What do you love most about film making?
Storytelling, Telling my story. Film making & Art in general. It frees me to create something out of nothing, or a lot of somethings..  It’s a gift. Love it

6)       Tell us one thing you really want to do, but haven’t done yet?
I wanna make a feature film, a movie, a Love story that can make everybody cry. Love is my genre


Don't you just love creatives?
Stay inspired!



Sunday

#OOTD Monochrome Magic for Day 1 of #YoutubeNG

When i got the first set of emails about the Youtube Creator sessions, i saw Day 1 was scheduled to be a long day- 9am to 7pm.
I didn't focus on what they would be teaching for that long, just on the most comfortable thing to wear for it.

Truth is, when it comes to clothing and styling, different things dictate what we wear. For me, i like to be comfortable, and if it is going to be a long day, i like to wear things that won't look great at 9am but be rumpled and dirty by 7pm.

Obviously white would be a no no, no? Not if it is a comfy white shirt that looks good crisp or slightly weathered. Watch on youtube

Top: Sisley
Shorts: Random Buy
Shoes: Tash


Friday

That 2 Day YoutubeNG training i really needed!

My body aches! And i do not even know how that happens from a two day training but wait, yes i do know.



It happens because first i had this big bag with me that in itself can be seen as weights, then i did a lot of networking, filming, taking stairs (day 2) and DANCING (day 1).



DISCLAIMER: Any videos of me dancing to Small Doctor's "penalty" have been doctored. That is my story and i am sticking to it. Thanks.
Goodbye.

No not like a complete goodbye. I meant, goodbye on that point. Now let us talk about why we are really here- the Youtube training i TOTALLY NEEDED!



I first opened a Youtube account back in 2012 but hardly used it. For me, it was just a need to open an account on any platform i could for the future. Since then, i have had starts and stops and while i knew i wanted to be better at youtubing, i didn't always know how.

Cue me starting this year off praying for specific things and then lines starting to fall in pleasant places. While my Youtube figures were not impressive, my other Google and Social Media figures were so it was just a case of finding the what and sticking with it.
That is why practically a week of Google events, and especially the first two days this week which were intensive youtube training sessions were obviously God-sent.




What did i learn?
1. Everyone has a story, they have a right to s.h.a.r.e.
2. Consistency as with a lot of other things, is one of the keys to success on youtube.
3. Keep it Simple Stupid
4. And that applies to everything- your thoughts, your ideas, everything.



I will do a video explaining a bit more so watch out for that.
In the meantime, i have a question for you- what kind of youtube content would you like to do?







Monday

MCM: TECH WIZ, FISAYO

Hello everyone! If you're like me, you're probably wondering where the weekend went? I mean, it was just Friday yesterday. Anyway, another Monday is upon us and I come bearing good news ;) We are flipping the script a little today with our MCM who is a brand strategist and a tech reviewer. His name is Fisayo Fosudo. I'd describe my interview with him as brilliant and interesting! (It's ironic how he asked me at the end if he wasn't too boring LOL) Enjoy!

Fisayo Fosudo

1)      You have a YouTube channel where you talk about tech inclined topics; why that niche?

FISAYO: Tech is a very fast evolving niche and it's surely going to shape our future in many ways. I started developing passion for this since I started out as a graphic designer and a lot of design/art work has moved beyond pencils and sketch books to tablets and styli. I'm focused on tech (consumer tech specifically) because it's the closest/most accessible base to everyone and I really look forward to influencing a larger percentage of consumer tech purchase decisions in Africa and beyond.


2)  What's the most valuable lesson you've learnt from having a YouTube channel? 

FISAYO: Quality matters! Here's my not so short explanation for this: before I started uploading YouTube videos, I watched a ton of videos. I'm the kind of buyer that watches like 20 video reviews and read 100 blog posts about a product before I spend my money. 9/10 times a quality review video helps me make my decision. It was this reason I decided to invest almost $6,000 from my savings in production gear to create quality and thoughtful content. I'm still just starting out so I have a long way to go.


3) What's your typical day like?

FISAYO:  Lol, I don't have a typical day. Everyday is a different creation of it's own. However, every day starts with a prayer and then listening to a lot of House/EDM music while creating graphic design concepts or reading a book.

4) Tell us one thing you'll really like to do but haven't done yet?

FISAYO: I'll really like to create beautiful Cinematic travel videos (or memories) like Jordan Taylor Wright and Sam Kolder. These guys really inspire me a lot and I look forward to perfecting my skills to this point and beyond. As a side project, I also enjoy tinkering with creating EDM music too with FL Studio. 



5)  It's Monday, tell us some people you currently look up to and why? 

FISAYO: Apart from the aforementioned, I really look up to Marques Brownlee (MKBHD). He's also a tech reviewer and is the best at what he does.

I hope I wasn't too boring 😂


Stay Inspired.

Wednesday

#WinWednesday Don't complain... Champion!

I am sitting here enjoying this delicious plate of firewood jollof rice and just having a good productive day so far. I am however on a 'please subscribe to my youtube channel' spree at the moment as i need to hit 1000 subscribers to be able to make a particular target of mine so two things from that.

1. Can you do me a quick favour and head on over to my channel to subscribe?
2. Lesson learnt! Because of the way youtube is, we tend to promote our videos but not really push for that subscription but subscription is very important.
3. It did give me a great opportunity to check out my videos and i thought to s.h.a.r.e this one with you.



WCW: THE DOCTORPRENEUR

Hi everyone! What's up?
It's another beautiful Wednesday. I was unavoidably off for a week ;( so I'm making it up to you with our WCW today :)
She's a doctor and an entrepreneur ( short form- Doctorpreneur!) She runs four businesses - Hair by Dedun, Deduns cakes, Dedun cooks and belle artistry by Dedun. She is also a motivational speaker; how amazing! So without further ado,it's Dr. Dedun Oluwo.
Enjoy!



1) What has helped you the most in balancing all your businesses?
Valuing my time and effort. I place maximum value on everything I do so I can get the best result. This showed in my businesses and in turn pushed me to make sure I focus and eventually the balance found it's way.

2) Tell us something that makes you happy and something that pisses you off?
Being appreciated makes me happy and being taken for granted pisses me off.

3)  If you could give everyone in the world something, what would it be?
My time and me sowing a seed in their lives one way or the other.



4) What inspires you?
My goals inspire me. With them in sight, I have no excuse than to push on and achieve them. 

5) One thing you are currently enjoying about your life?
Being free from school.


6) It’s Wednesday, Please tell us some women you look up to and why?

Number one has to be my mum, she's everything I aspire to be and more.

Mo Abudu, Love her. I remember her from her beginning days on Moments with Mo and she has built an empire for herself now. I want to do that, build from where I am at the moment.

If you'd like to know more about her visit her website

Stay inspired!
xoxo

Saturday

#ProductLaunch That Limited Edition Camon CX phone that got me googling Manchester City...




The sun is out! Hope you are enjoying some sunshine where you are?
After last weekend's rain in Lagos that got people swimming, had cars submerged, one guy kayaking, and even allegedly, crocodiles popping by, i bet we love the sun now and never want it gone!

Doing a giveaway today via Instagram and Twitter courtesy Tecno Mobile NG and i wanted to s.h.a.r.e the news with you.

So on Thursday, i was invited for the launch of the new Tecno phone, Camon CX Manchester City Limited Edition.

It is one of the series of TECNO Camon series; best known for their premium camera upgrades and pocket friendly price tag. This one, the Camon CX Manchester City Limited Edition features the City blue color and includes the official crest on the reverse.

Other features include the dual cameras hosting 4-in-1 light denoising technology (makes the signal-to-noise (SNR) capacity 1.7 times better than the average smartphone) and an incredible capacity to shoot beautiful, stunning photography in low-light. Then there is the state-of-the-art technology resulting in selfies that are thirty percent brighter than selfies from average smartphones.

There are also perks outside the phone as customers who unbox the new phone will enjoy customized gift packs including a city branded selfie stick, water bottle and speakers.



Only 200 units will be available in Nigeria, and only at Slot because of the exclusive sales agreement with SLOT outlets where only SLOT will distribute the Camon CX Manchester City Limited Edition phones nationwide.

BUT i asked if we could give special gifts and some phones away and they said yes so YASS!

You could win this!

Find out how to win now on Twitter and Instagram

Tuesday

#PinkFootball I can't believe we have to say goodbye to Rooney!

Okay ladies, that time has come. The time to say hello, goodbye and either 'phew you are still here' or 'grrr you are still here???".

For me, this has been pretty okay with my only indignation coming earlier on when i heard Zlatan would leave United.. That made me sad because i feel his season at Manchester United showed him to be a leader.



Then i got hopeful when i thought Antoine Griezmann was coming over. He is so cute. And yes, that is why i wanted him to come. I love football for footballing reasons but please, i love football for beautiful people reasons. And Antoine is beautiful.

Anyhoo, it seemed the transfer season would go without my shedding tears but no such luck. Wayne Rooney, went back home.



It is weird for me to think of Rooney's home as anywhere other than Manchester United but before the laurels and the medals, Rooney was an Everton kid. And now he has gone back. The club and the fans are so happy, and on paper, it makes sense for all parties concerned. He gets a place where he can shine as he plays out his retirement, Manchester United lets go of a legend who may not have got any more playing time if he had stayed, and Everton gets a player of his calibre with all the prestige, respect and experience he brings

The only one losing is us the fans who love Rooney. I can't take seeing him in blue, and yet i am not mad at anyone. Just sad.

But bye bye Rooney, thanks for the memories, and much love and respect always.

When one door closes (or one player leaves), another opens (a new player comes in).

Hey Lukaku, what's good?!


#SkincareSaturday Three things to do for your skin this weekend!

Ideally, we should pamper ourselves every day.  Unfortunately, with the hustle and bustle that is Lagos, we usually end up with at best, ...